Fútbol. Futebol. Calcio. Fußball. Soccer. ποδόσφαιρο. Kopaná. Fotbal. Futball. Voetbal. Fotboll. Fotball. Fudbal. футбол. oкер. Jalkapallo. Futbola. Fótbóltur. Association Football. Nogomet. Piłka Nożna. Fótbolti. Fodbold. Futboll. Il-Loghba tal-ballun. Futbol. Futbolo. Sepak Bola. Kandanda. Balompie. Kinipōpō peku. Cumann Peile. Isikkamik. arsaanneq. כדורגל. đá banh. ball-pwe. ฟุตบอลفٹ بال फुटबाल 蹴球 足球 フットボールلعبة كرة القدم بازى فوتبال

"In any language, the whole world is united by a ball." --- Steve Amoia, Publisher, November 2006.

Translate Articles at World Football Commentaries

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Most Attended Sports Around the World

Team America v. Juventus at RFK Stadium in
Washington, D.C. August 1983.









Courtesy of Wikipedia, here is an interesting list of the most attended professional sporting events around the world. Please note that the list shows the highest attendance regardless of sport or country. Note the respectable position of Major League Soccer (MLS). The Bundesliga leads the way, followed by the EPL, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and Eredivisie, respectively, among the major European leagues.

League ↓ Sport ↓ Country ↓ Season ↓ Games ↓ Total attendance ↓ Average attendance ↓ Source ↓
NFL American football United States 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0256.&&&&00256 &&&&&&&017340879.&&&&0017,340,879 &&&&&&&&&&067738.&&&&0067,738 [1]
Bundesliga Football (soccer) Germany 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&00306 &&&&&&&011899765.&&&&0011,899,765 &&&&&&&&&&038888.&&&&0038,888 [2]
Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0176.&&&&00176 &&&&&&&&06204056.&&&&006,204,056[A] &&&&&&&&&&035250.&&&&0035,250 [3]
Premier League Football (soccer) England 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&00380 &&&&&&&013057940.&&&&0013,057,940 [B] &&&&&&&&&&034363.&&&&0034,363 [4]
Major League Baseball Baseball United States (29 teams); Canada (1 team) 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&02420.&&&&002,420 &&&&&&&076043902.&&&&0076,043,902 &&&&&&&&&&031423.&&&&0031,423 [5]
Canadian Football League Canadian Football Canada 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&&072.&&&&0072 &&&&&&&&02112696.&&&&002,112,696 &&&&&&&&&&029343.&&&&0029,343 [6]
La Liga Football (soccer) Spain 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&00380 &&&&&&&010958440.&&&&0010,958,440 &&&&&&&&&&028838.&&&&0028,838 [7]
NPB Baseball Japan 2005 &&&&&&&&&&&&0846.&&&&00846 &&&&&&&019924613.&&&&0019,924,613 [C] &&&&&&&&&&023552.&&&&0023,552 [citation needed]
Ligue 1 Football (soccer) France 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&00380 &&&&&&&&08290346.&&&&008,290,346 &&&&&&&&&&021817.&&&&0021,817 [8]
NFL Europa American football Germany (5 teams); Netherlands (1 team) 2007 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&0031 &&&&&&&&&0648727.&&&&00648,727 &&&&&&&&&&020927.&&&&0020,927 kenn.com
Serie A Football (soccer) Italy 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&00380 &&&&&&&&07019740.&&&&007,019,740 &&&&&&&&&&018473.&&&&0018,473 [9]
J. League 1 Football (soccer) Japan 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&00306 &&&&&&&&05597408.&&&&005,597,408 &&&&&&&&&&018292.&&&&0018,292 [10]
Football League Championship Football (soccer) England
(1 club in Wales)
2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0552.&&&&00552 &&&&&&&010057992.&&&&0010,057,992 &&&&&&&&&&018221.&&&&0018,221 [9]
Eredivisie Football (soccer) Netherlands 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&00306 &&&&&&&&05523957.&&&&005,523,957 &&&&&&&&&&018052.&&&&0018,052 [11]
Primera División Argentina Football (soccer) Argentina 2003-04 &&&&&&&&&&&&0384.&&&&00384 &&&&&&&&06667392.&&&&006,667,392 &&&&&&&&&&017363.&&&&0017,363 [1]
Bundesliga 2 Football (soccer) Germany 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&00306 &&&&&&&&05145311.&&&&005,145,311 &&&&&&&&&&016815.&&&&0016,815 [12]
Turkish Premier Super League Football (soccer) Turkey 2003-04 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&00306 &&&&&&&&05140494.&&&&005,140,494 &&&&&&&&&&016799.&&&&0016,799 [9]
National Rugby League Rugby league Australia (15 clubs); New Zealand (1 club) 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0189.&&&&00189 &&&&&&&&03115701.&&&&003,115,701 &&&&&&&&&&016485.&&&&0016,485 stats.rleague.com
Scottish Premier League Football (soccer) Scotland 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&0228.&&&&00228 &&&&&&&&03692232.&&&&003,692,232 &&&&&&&&&&016194.&&&&0016,194 [9]
MLS Football (soccer) United States (12 clubs); Canada (1 club) 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0192.&&&&00192 &&&&&&&&02976787.&&&&002,976,787 &&&&&&&&&&015504.&&&&0015,504 [13]
A-League Football (soccer) Australia (7 clubs); New Zealand (1 club) 2006-07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&090.&&&&0090 &&&&&&&&01263785.&&&&001,263,785 &&&&&&&&&&014042.&&&&0014,042 ausfootballreview.com
Air New Zealand Cup Rugby union New Zealand 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&&070.&&&&0070 &&&&&&&&&0937230.&&&&00937,230 &&&&&&&&&&013389.&&&&0013,389 nzrugbyworld.com
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Football (soccer) Brazil 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&00380 &&&&&&&&04495751.&&&&004,495,751 &&&&&&&&&&012385.&&&&0012,385 [2]
Russian Premier League Football (soccer) Russia 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&0240.&&&&00240 &&&&&&&&02830268.&&&&002,830,268 &&&&&&&&&&011792.&&&&0011,792 Premier League
World Football Commentaries by Steve Amoia. Copyright © 2006-2017. All rights reserved.
The football highlights widget is provided by Football Highlights 247.com.
The European Leagues and Champions League widgets are provided by El País.